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Flyin' Miata FOX suspension for NB

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Flyin' Miata FOX suspension for NB

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Price as configured: $1,750.00

The best suspension we've ever offered for the NB.

Made in the USA

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FOX has been a suspension specialist for 40 years, and have won a huge range of motorsport events from the Paris-Dakar to the Indy 500. As a supplier to Ridetech, they've dominated Pro Touring recently. It's fair to say they know their way around shocks. They also understand the importance of proper suspension travel. Since they've also supplied shocks for the Ford Raptor, they also know how to build to an OE level of quality and durability. So, as you can imagine, we were pretty excited to work with them.

To develop these coilovers, we took measurements of the suspension's full range. FOX then designed a shock setup that would work throughout the whole range. After an initial fitting and test, they brought their race trailer out to our local track and we spent two full days with a two FOX engineers, three Miatas and two drivers to fine-tune the valving. We baselined against our current offerings, and used cars ranging from a typical FM II Miata to the 500 hp Targa Miata. This is the end result - a Miata suspension built from the ground up for us.

Our goal was for a high performance suspension that wouldn't punish on the street. We placed an emphasis on stability in corners, turn-in and body control combined with a very high level of grip. The adjustment was designed to primarily adjust the low speed rebound damping, which is mostly affected by body movements. You can adjust from a street setup to a hyper-aware track setup quickly and easily.

There are a lot of little details on these parts that aren't immediately obvious. The springs sit on a high density plastic ring that acts as a bearing, allowing the spring to rotate on the perch without the expense of a Torrington bearing. The internal washers are disc ground for high accuracy, giving more consistent behavior of the shock. Even the body of the shock is given Kashima coat, which is a superior form of hard anodizing to protect the shock under the worst conditions. The lower bearings have a Teflon liner so there's no need to grease them. Even the shocks are light - 40% lighter than a typical aftermarket unit. They are a monotube design.

The shocks have 5" of shaft travel. That's pretty spectacular, and it's part of the reason they can deliver searing track performance without punishing you day-to-day. When we put an experienced Miata driver and track instructor behind the wheel, he couldn't believe how comfortable they were on the street and how hard he could hit the berms. They just work.

Due to the long travel and maximum compression available, you can run just about any ride height with this setup. If you want to run low, the shocks will allow the suspension to compress as far as possible. If you want to run high, that long shaft travel will mean you still have droop available. You may have to use a longer spring for particularly high heights, such as a Baja application.

The standard spring set is 550 lb/in front and 375 lb/in rear. This is suitable for street use and track use, and it's what we use on the V8 cars we build for customers. On the V8 track car, we used 750/500, and the standard valving can deal with up to 900 lb front springs.

The springs will go loose at full droop. To avoid this, we do offer a helper spring kit for an extra $250. They won't make a difference to how the car drives, but they will keep the springs seated when the suspension is fully extended. It's mostly for ease of maintenance.

There may be some interference between the bottom of the shock and V8Roadster lower control arms. Some grinding will be required in this case. 2001-05 upper front control arms can also make contact with shock bodies depending on alignment, although this is less likely with the slim shock body of the Fox than some other setups. Please make sure there is no interference when you install your shocks.

The kit includes four shocks, bumpstops, front and rear springs and some bushings. You will reuse your factory upper mounts and your existing lower bushing. If you'd like all new replacement parts, order the NA version. These shocks are built in the USA and can be rebuilt. 1-Year Limited Warranty for the original customer against defects in materials and/or workmanship. Custom revalving is available from Fox for $35/shock.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Part number 13-1615X
Fits: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (non-MSM), 2005 (non-MSM), MSM
Manufacturer FOX Racing
Flyin' Miata exclusive Yes
Fits Exocet? Yes
Proposition 65 Warning: Cancer and reproductive harm
California emissions Emissions regulations do not apply

Customer Reviews 5 item(s)

Great overall package
I put this suspension package in a 2000 SE in late January. The car previously had a stock suspension with about 93K miles on it. The difference was night and day. It is a great suspension. It rides very firm but not jarring. I did my first HPDE track event in March and it performed great. I'm still working on exploring the settings to improve it even further.
Review by Maroon One / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Amazing difference
I am not a suspension expert by any means. But I bought these shocks because I felt my 2003 V8 LS3 was missing something with respect to handling. The shocks I had were fine and did a nice job but somehow I wanted more. Installation was easy except for having to grind off a little material to fit the Fox rear lower mount into my V8 roadster lower control arms. First drive was amazing. I was not even sure what to expect but the car just felt "different". Around a very tight decreasing radius off camber turn I travel every day the car was flat and fast, much quicker than with the old shocks. As I continued to drive over various roads and turns I was searching for a word that fit the difference I was feeling when suddenly it occurred to me...the word is COMPOSED. The car is now composed in every situation. Rough road to freeway and all kinds of turns an amazing difference. Turn in is spectacular and I still have 16 adjustment clicks of firmness to go. Setting ride height which had been somewhat difficult with my old shocks was simple and precise. Finally have the exact ride height I want consistent from corner to corner. Overall perhaps the best purchase I have made for my car so far and worth every penny. PS: Get the helper springs.
Review by Garfuss / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
fox shocks are winners.
The Shocks are awesome! just ran our first race with them In WRL at TWS. The drivers raved about them and the cars performance was amazing 4 laps in we had a 10 second lead on car 2 a Shelby Mustang and 20 second lead on car 3 a Porsche Boxter. Wow. Car is a 2000 miata with a na 2jz ge swap and arrow package, fox shocks with 750 # springs in front and 500# in the rear.
Review by Hugh Ace Racing / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Superb coil overs once past the teething problem
Superb suspension once past the initial problems. I'm giving these a four only because I had one blow out after about 50 miles of normal street driving. Sent the shock back to Fox and they informed me that one of the O rings was rolled when it was put together. They rebuilt it and sent it back but I was without for a bit over 2 weeks. Once installed again all was forgiven. The amount of grip these allow you to maintain is amazing. I'm no suspension expert and always figured stiffer was better for performance driving. Although these do feel a bit stiffer than stock, the amount of travel soaks up bumps and does a great job of keeping the wheel planted and giving great feedback no matter where in the suspension travel the wheel is. I do a lot of tight twisty mountain road driving with weird elevation changes mid corner and am constantly amazed at how these keep the wheels stuck to the road. I would have definitely given them a 5 star if not for the initial problem and turnaround time. That being said, I realize manufacturing mistakes happen and would not hesitate to buy these again.
Review by Swifty / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Highly recommended. Do sways and wheels & tires and you will be amazed at the improvement!
I did the Fox with helper springs and 6UL's with BFG Rivals and sway bars at the same time. 2005 Mazdaspeed. Factory suspension was already an upgrade, but this setup is amazing. Still exploring the limits. My setup is for the twisty backroads of Missouri. Some are glass smooth, but most aren't this setup soaks up the rough stuff without being jarring and always stays composed. Amazing. Highly recommended.
Review by Woody / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
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